Lifestyle5 Family-Friendly Places to Explore After Picking Your Kids From Preschool in Toa Payoh – Fun Times Guaranteed!

September 3, 2019
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Toa Payoh is a matured estate in central Singapore that continues to be popular due to its proximity to town. There are plenty of markets, food centres, shophouses and a standalone community library with three floors. If your child is attending preschool in Toa Payoh, you can take your pick from our curated list of...

Toa Payoh is a matured estate in central Singapore that continues to be popular due to its proximity to town.

There are plenty of markets, food centres, shophouses and a standalone community library with three floors. If your child is attending preschool in Toa Payoh, you can take your pick from our curated list of places to explore below.

1. Dragon Playground

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One of Singapore’s oldest playgrounds, this iconic dragon playground was designed in 1979 by the Housing and Development Board’s (HDB) in-house designer Khor Ean Ghee.

Mr Khor was inspired by the Oriental dragon, a symbol of the Chinese culture. It features a sand pit, a common feature in older playgrounds, instead of rubber mulch that is used in the newer playgrounds today.

The dragon is a stone structure and its body is composed of colourful metal rungs. Take the time to explore a piece of Singapore’s heritage with your child after picking him or her up from the best preschool in Toa Payoh.

Address: 28 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh Singapore 310028

Opening Hours: 24 hours daily

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2. Kidz Amaze

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Need an air-conditioned play space for your child to run wild in after picking him or her up from preschool in Toa Payoh?

Kidz Amaze is a humongous 12,700 square feet indoor playground with three play zones that are interconnected on the second level – The Cave, Tree Tops and The City.

The Cave is a massive ball pit with foam balls that get sucked up a tube into a hopper which overturns once full. The City hosts a maze of tunnels and cargo nets leading to a three-lane slide in the middle and two tube slides along the corners. Tree Tops have two towers with obstacles to surpass – all meant for your child to expend their energy and work on their motor skills.

Address: SAFRA Toa Payoh – 293 Lor 6 Toa Payoh, Singapore 319387

Opening Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 1pm to 7pm
Friday: 1pm to 9pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10am to 9pm

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Read also: 7 Cool Playgrounds to Explore with Your Kids After Preschool in Bishan and Ang Mo Kio

3. Sweetlands Confectionery & Bakery

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Take a walk down nostalgia lane at this old-school-cool bakery in Whampoa. If you happen to be there at the right time, you’ll be greeted with the aroma of freshly baked bread.

Open round-the-clock, this bakery churns out traditional bread to deliver to cafes, restaurants and grocers around the island. Staying true to tradition, the bread is handmade using a labour-intensive process. The interior of the bakery is kept sparse and has an open concept.

There are bread buns with red bean paste, kaya, coconut and butter sugar fillings available for sale to walk-in customers. One fun fact – they don’t have a cash machine, preferring to use a wooden drawer for cash transactions instead.

Address: 10 Kim Keat Lane, Singapore 328867

Opening Hours: 24 hours daily

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4. Toa Payoh Town Park 

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Situated near the town centre and MRT station, this park provides a quiet respite after a long day at preschool in Toa Payoh. One of the oldest parks in Singapore to be built, the park used to be a popular spot for wedding photoshoots.

Best known for its 27-metre-tall Observation Tower, there is a manmade lake with stone bridges. Though manmade, the park is home to about 20 dragonfly and damselfly species.

Address: Junction of Toa Payoh Lor 2 and Lor 6

Opening Hours: 24 hours daily

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5. Lam Yeo Coffee Powder Factory

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While it is not advisable for young children to consume caffeine, this place is a traditional coffee roaster that specialises in both traditional kopi and modern gourmet coffee.

The store is well preserved and stepping into the store is like travelling back in time, making it a sight for young children. The three grinders have been there since the store opened in 1959 and is used to concoct coffee blends for its long-time and new customers.

Address: 328 Balestier Road, Singapore 329760

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9am to 7pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Closed on Sundays

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Read also: Want to Know Why MindChamps Toa Payoh is Hugely Popular with Parents Who Live and Work in the Area?

Written by Jamie Koh

 

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